The Friday Photos: Escalators

TimW
By TimW Last edited 76 months ago
The Friday Photos: Escalators
Feeling blue in Canary Wharf, by richwat2011
Feeling blue in Canary Wharf, by richwat2011
Stairway to Heaven?, by psyxjaw
Stairway to Heaven?, by psyxjaw
Escalators are at the core of the famous Lloyds of London interior, by bobaliciouslondon
Escalators are at the core of the famous Lloyds of London interior, by bobaliciouslondon
Caught in the act, by Cris Rose
Caught in the act, by Cris Rose
Shadow, by O.F.E
Shadow, by O.F.E
In full colour, by curry15
In full colour, by curry15
Coming up to King's Cross, by bradman334
Coming up to King's Cross, by bradman334
Heading into the world at the Natural History Museum, by Cris Rose
Heading into the world at the Natural History Museum, by Cris Rose
Mirror mirror, by makipon
Mirror mirror, by makipon
Empty, by Nathan Longfield
Empty, by Nathan Longfield

Lifts — or elevators if you're from foreign parts — have received much love on these pages, but we shouldn't forget the lift's less glamorous and sibling: the escalator.

Most of us take escalator rides on a daily basis. The tube obviously stands head and shoulders over the rest, but there are escalators in office buildings too, not to mention quirky examples like that of the Natural History Museum.

Escalators offer photographers the chance to capture light entering a dark space, the flow of people and the symmetry of a mechanical process. Arguably the best spot in the capital is Canary Wharf, where a rank of escalators rise towards a glass ceiling, as demonstrated by the atmospheric opening image to this selection.

With thanks to Londonist Flickr pool contributors: psyxjaw, bradman334, Cris Rose, DeeMac, O.F.E, makipon, richwat2011, Cris Rose, bobaliciouslondon, curry15 and Nathan Longfield.

Last Updated 18 May 2012